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Gift in your Will

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Why leave a gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your Will to Berry Street, you're creating a lasting legacy to help empower children affected by trauma to rebuild their lives, protect those still at risk and prevent it from happening again.

Plan your Will

Discuss with your family and loved ones your decision to include Berry Street in your Will. You can leave a gift to Berry Street and still provide for others close to you.

Always speak to your solicitor or Trustee Company before making or revising your Will. To find a local Will and probate solicitor or Trustee Company, contact the Law Society or Law Institute in your state or territory.

Wording your Will

While any gift is greatly appreciated, the most beneficial to Berry Street is a “residuary bequest gift”. This allows you to take care of your loved ones and leave a percentage of the remainder of your Estate to charity.

We've provided preferred wording for including a gift to Berry Street in your Will. You can share this with your solicitor so they can use it as a reference:

‘I (insert full name) give to Berry Street, of 1 Salisbury Street Richmond in the State of Victoria, for its general purposes, (indicate percentage) share/residue/special gift of my estate or the sum of $(indicate dollar value) and I declare that the receipt of acknowledgement of its Chief Executive Officer or other authorised officer will be sufficient to discharge the responsibility of my Executors of Trustees in respect of this bequest.’

For solicitors and executors

If you're drafting a Will for your client who wishes to leave a gift to Berry Street, please include the information in the 'Wording your Will' section.

If you're administering an estate that includes a gift to Berry Street, we would appreciate you letting us know as soon as possible. Please call our Supporter Care team on 1800 237 797 or email supportus@berrystreet.org.au.

Notifying Berry Street

If you're intending to leave a gift in your Will to Berry Street, we would appreciate it if you could let us know by contacting our Supporter Care team. We're immensely grateful for every gift we receive and we love to thank those who have made the generous decision to include Berry Street in their Will.

If you've already included us in your Will, please let us know. We would love to hear from you and say thank you. Please rest assured that your details will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Contact us

For more information about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact our Supporter Care team on 1800 237 797 or email supportus@berrystreet.org.au for a confidential discussion.

Request an information pack

Fill in the below form to receive a free information pack on leaving a gift in your Will to Berry Street.